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Olympians who've taken their competitive skills to the financial world

The London 2012 Olympic Games are winding down.

That means we spectators now go back to our regular television and Internet viewing habits. But what about the athletes?

Many of the competitors will resume training for the 2014 events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But for some, the trip to Great Britain represented their final efforts to win podium finishes.

Michael Phelps, the most decorated U.S. Olympian ever, wants to work on his golf game. Here's hoping he avoids water hazards.

Missy Franklin, another swimming gold medalist, says she's still leaning toward entering college next year instead of cashing in on her five 2012 medals (golds in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events, relay golds in the 4x100-meter medley and 4x200-meter freestyle and a bronze in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay).

And other athletes will, as the old parental admonition goes, "get a real job."

Some of those entering the traditional working world might go into financial industry positions. It's happened before.

Lori Konish of On Wall Street caught up with some former Olympians who now help people manage their money. They include silver medalists Ted Murphy (rowing in the 2000 Sydney games) and Eric Flaim (speeding skating in the 1988 Calgary games).

Financial Olympians courtesy On Wall Street

Click on the image above to find out more via On Wall Street's gallery about Flaim, Murphy and other Olympians who now are financial advisers.

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